Improve Your Developer Experience
with Workflow Automation
WHERE WE FOCUS
PR Review Process
The most common pipeline bottleneck is the PR review process. Using automation to standardize and streamline your process will improve your team’s cycle time while also alleviating developer frustration. To accomplish this, we provide teams with two tools:
gitStream is a workflow automation tool that sends pull requests down unique review paths based on code-as-policy. In the example, you’ll see gitStream requiring a team lead to review.
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WorkerB is a chat bot that automates many of the manual tasks developers are required to take in order to get a pull request reviewed. In the example to the right, you’ll see WorkerB automatically notifying the team lead they have been assigned a new PR to review.
Automate Manual Tasks
Developers are inundated with small tasks that increase context switching. Enable your developers to focus on the code instead of the logistics required to get code merged with tools that automate away manual tasks.
How are we saving your developers time? Your teams can now:
- Approve small PRs inside their chat software
- Find reviewers for unassigned pull requests
- Create Jira tickets for undocumented pull requests
- Eliminate PR status updates between team members
Standardize Best Practices
Our developer workflow tools drive compliance and best practice behavior through the use of team notifications (WorkerB) and change requests (gitStream). Instead of wasting developer focus on non-coding tasks, let LinearB workflow automation improve your developer experience.
A Closer Look at WorkerB
WorkerB Case Study: Unbabel
“WorkerB helps engineers focus on the right things. Software development is a process, you can’t just do the coding. You’ve got to balance coding with reviewing, and WorkerB reminds them to stop working on the new thing and go review some code.
High performance teams need a psychologically safe environment. They don’t gel if someone is getting a whack on the knuckles every time they forget a Pull Request review.
WorkerB helps manage our Pull Request process with simple alerts. It’s just a nice way of doing it.”
In a study of 733k pull requests, we found that 50% of pull requests sit idle for 50.4% of their lifespan. Idle pull requests are the most common cycle time bottleneck, making WorkerB your greatest advantage for getting code delivered faster.
Team Goals Drive
WorkerB drives a continuous improvement mindset using team channel goal notifications. Once teams decide on sprint improvement goals, WorkerB will send updates when a specific pull request has breached the agreed parameters. Some of our favorite team goals include:
- Pull Request Size
- PRs Merged without Review
- Pull Request Life Cycle Length
- High Risk Work (based on rework rate)
Dive into gitStream
Every Pull Request Is Different
gitStream is a free, self-service developer tool that reduces your team’s cognitive load and speeds up time to value by helping developers focus on the PRs that matter most. Discover gitStream >>
Empower Developers with
Pull requests are a black box for the reviewer.
What ticket is this for? How long is this going to take?
gitStream adds context to your PRs with labels and comments. This added context empowers your developers to make the best decisions about how and when to work.
Automate Change Request & PR Approvals to Save Time
Speed up time to merge by applying an auto-approve check on pull requests with simple changes like minor version updates of internal libraries.
Automate change requests based on org. level coding practices like moving away from deprecated services.